Visual arts

Visual arts

Our art programme, hosted in the Institute's Brancuși Hall, presents significant names and trends in Romanian art of all generations and in all eras. With the support of the RCI, Romanian artists also exhibit in well-known museums and galleries in and outside London. Our art programmes include design, fashion and architecture - hence extending beyond traditional boundaries. Among our partners in the arts are major institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Victoria & Albert Museum, Camden Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Art, London Festival of Architecture and Design.

Events archive

Brâncuși on the Playground

Brâncuși on the Playground

The Romanian Cultural Institute in London and AlexZ Educational are bringing Constantin Brâncuşi to his youngest admirers through a weekend of workshops offered by the artistic duo Monotremu. Children between 4 and 14 years of age are invited to discover the great sculptor by recreating some of his most iconic works.   The...

19/11/2016 @ AlexZ Educational, Hendon School, Golders Rise, London NW4 2HP
Brâncuși: The Unknown Portrait

Brâncuși: The Unknown Portrait

140 years after his birth, we shed new light on the modernist giant through a thought-provoking exhibition of drawings by artist Raluca Popa, curated by Simona Nastac, and complemented by a talk in the company of art historian Doina Lemny, the author of the seminal 'Brancusi – an Artist without Frontiers'. Using a wide range...

26/10 - 04/11/2016 @ 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU
Romanian Artists at London’s Crossroads

Romanian Artists at London’s Crossroads

Romanian visual practices are showcased at the famous Old Truman Brewery in East London, as part of the first edition of Crossroads Art Show – a new platform promoting innovative contemporary art by established and emerging artists around the world. Joining this artistic melting pot, Zorzini Gallery in Bucharest is showcasing...

06 - 09/10/2016 @ The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
 A Bow to the Bard: 'The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists' 2016

A Bow to the Bard: 'The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists' 2016

The second edition of 'The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists'', our annual exhibition of Romanian artists who have made Great Britain their home, opens in 1 Belgrave Square with a visual celebration of the life and work of William Shakespeare 400 years after his death.  The works comprise an eclectic mix of...

22/09 - 21/10/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Romanian Talent at Saatchi Gallery

Romanian Talent at Saatchi Gallery

Mircea But and Todor Tamás, two of the younger generation’s most promising artists, showcase at Saatchi Gallery as part of the START Art Fair - one of London’s most exciting platforms for emerging talent. The artists are represented by Fundaţia Culturală Intact in Cluj, Art+Text Gallery in Budapest and Z...

15 - 18/09/2016 @ Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London SW3 4RY
The Royal Family of Romania in Pictures

The Royal Family of Romania in Pictures

Join us at the Romanian Cultural Institute for a revealing photographic journey into the life of Romanian monarchy. Taken by Daniel Angelescu, the official photographer of the Royal House of Romania, the snapshots chronicle the private and official life of the Royal Family, including evocative images and portraits of His Majesty King...

13/07 - 16/09/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
Renewal Embodied: Romanian Design at the Clerkenwell Design Week

Renewal Embodied: Romanian Design at the Clerkenwell Design Week

Tempted to challenge the traditional sources of inspiration of Romanian design and yet attracted by its most viable ideas, the Romanian exhibition at the spectacular Clerkenwell Design Week (24-26 May) is a seductive commentary on destruction and renewal, on forgetfulness and reinvention. Attuned to the trade’s latest cries, the Romanian...

24 - 26/05/2016 @ Clerkenwell Design Week, Garden of St James, St James Walk, EC1R 0EA
The Beauty and the Books

The Beauty and the Books

Some of the most beautiful contemporary Romanian books will be on display at the Tate Modern as part of Offprint London, the biggest art publishing fair in Britain.  In the second half of May, the famous modernist landmark hosts, in its vast Turbine Hall, an entire library of exquisite publications, which gives testimony to the thriving...

20 - 22/05/2016 @ Tate Modern – Turbine Hall, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
'Oedipe': a Visual History

'Oedipe': a Visual History

Since 1936, when Oedipe debuted at the Opéra Garnier in Paris, Enescu’s masterpiece has been performed on renown musical stages throughout the world. In the past 80 years, great singers like David Ohanesian, José Van Dam or Monte Pederson have shone in the notoriously challenging title role. Through a kaleidoscope of rarely...

04/05 - 08/06/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute & Royal Opera House Covent Garden
Photographing the Soul of Music: The Portraits of the Enescu Festival

Photographing the Soul of Music: The Portraits of the Enescu Festival

Captured in the backdrops of Romania’s biggest musical event, George Enescu International Festival in Bucharest, the photographs of Cornel Brad offer a revealing depiction of the excitement, expectation and relief that make the life of the great musicians in those supercharged ”interludes” before and after tremendous stage...

03/03 - 08/06/2016 @ Romanian Cultural Institute London, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH
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